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Encryption, Biometrics, and the Status Quo Ante

Authors: Rosenzweig, Paul

Published: July 2015

URL: https://www.lawfareblog.com/encryption-biometrics-and-status-quo-ante

Tags: 2010s Backdoors Biometric Encryption Law Enforcement Think Tank

Abstract: As the recent indirect debate between FBI Director James Comey and co-blogger Susan Landau makes clear, the underlying premises of the encryption issue are highly contested. The Senate will continue the debate this week with a hearing before the Judiciary Committee on July 8 at which our own Herb Lin (among others) will testify and another hearing before the Intelligence Committee.